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Address: , Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Activities: Hiking

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Nice Trail with Great Views

The trail was easily accessible from Sand Beach and is well marked. Although rated moderate it does involve some climbing of rocks that is not too difficult. There are great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The trail was easily accessible from Sand Beach and is well marked. Although rated moderate it does involve some climbing of rocks that is not too difficult. There are great views at different locations on the trail. This is a very nice short hike.

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A must do trail in acadia national park, you will have great views on the ocean, the park and on sand beach.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

this is a short trail, not to be missed... can be combine with a day at sand beach or / and with a a hike of the beehive... nice views on the beach but also on the ocean... you migh see some wildlife... Be aware there is a small part of the loop that is a little of rock climbing...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was the perfect trail. It was a relaxing walk with some fun rocky paths to navigate. So many beautiful ocean views and many places to stop along the way. It was labeled moderate which I thought was perfect. (I climbed Precipice (strenuous) and walked Wonderland (easy) the day before and this fell nicely in between)

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Easy loop trail accessed via Sand Beach. Lovely views out to sea. Rocky but not particularly challenging.

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Upstate SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Hikers of all ages can do this trail (and were doing it from 4-70yrs old) with gorgeous scenic views. The rocks and climbing got a little hard on the knees for both my husband and I, but the kids were calling themselves "rock ninjas". Definitely a moderate trail for those not in the best shape.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Magnificent views of the cliffs and the beautiful mountains. A few challenges with some tricky spots but not major. Slippery when the fog rolls in.

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Goshen, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Soon after we arrived at Sandy Beach, I noticed people standing on some rock outcroppings over looking us. After seeing the trail entrance, I lead the family, including a 6 and a 9 year old up to the rocks. The kids were a little nervous climbing up the rocks at first, but as they got used to the trail, they... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great hike...lots of granite...the wife and I enjoyed the variety of mountains and ocean. Already planning a trip back

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Loved this hike. A bit of scrambling over rocks but well worth it for the scenery and the fun. Did it with a twelve year old who loved it. Great to end on a beautiful beach.

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